hardware

World’s thinnest smartphone comes in at 5.6mm thanks to China

Lately there has been an ongoing trend to try and earn the title and crown of having the "world's thinnest smartphone." The folks from OPPO, Huawei, and many others have all joined in on the fun, but the record keeps getting beat every few months as technology advances. Today a Chinese company is looking to smash all the competition with a truly razor thin smartphone.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Review

Samsung's new GALAXY S 4 has some pretty big shoes to fill. Destined to replace the most popular smartphone on the planet and the best selling Android smartphone to date, the Galaxy S III. With more than 50 million sold the GS3 was very popular, and with good reason. Can Samsung's new flagship remain the smartphone King? While it looks very similar, there's tons of differences. Samsung expects to sell nearly 100m of their new smartphone so read on to find out what it's all about.

Allwinner A20 SoC is destined for Android devices of all sorts

Allwinner SoCs find their way under the hoods of all sorts of Android devices including tablets, TV sticks, and more from various manufacturers. Allwinner hardware is particularly popular with Chinese Android gadget makers. Allwinner has announced those products using its newest hardware, called the A20, are now shipping.

HTC First Review

With the HTC First we've got what both HTC and Facebook are presenting as this year's Facebook Phone. While we've seen devices in the past with Facebook-centric bodies and with Facebook features added to their basic Android software experience, here with the HTC first we've got what both HTC and Facebook are very clearly saying is their hero environment for the mobile universe. This isn't just an HTC Salsa with a Facebook button attached - it's the first full embodiment of Facebook Home!

CX-803 II Android-powered TV stick runs Jelly Bean

It seems like every time you look around there are a handful of new Android-powered TV sticks debuting. The latest new TV stick packing the Jelly Bean operating system is called the CX-803 II. This TV stick launched this week and features 2 GB of RAM setting apart somewhat from most devices on the market.

Nexus 4 hardware tweaks add small feet to prevent scratching

It has come to attention that the folks from Google and LG have begun shipping new Nexus 4 smartphones with a few subtle design changes, but changes for the better. Apparently a new batch of devices are shipping as we speak to customers, and they have a few tweaks to improve the hardware and prevent scratching. Check out the image below.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 vs GALAXY S III: What’s new?

Samsung has shared their new smartphone and all its software aspirations with the world, and this is the first thing that came to mind. Yup, you knew this was coming now that the quite similar Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been announced and shares some resemblance to the older and smaller brother. While the look and feel is largely unchanged, the hardware under the hood and software under the skin is what's new. Lets take a look.

FXI Cotton Candy Android 4.0 USB stick shipping soon

If you've been wanting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a stick this little device is worth the wait. We first reported on the FXI Cotton Candy USB stick back in January, and received some hands-on during Mobile World Congress in February. The Computer-on-a-stick was supposed to ship in March but pre-orders will now be shipping at the end of the month with a slight design change and improved hardware.

Motorola earnings report posts $121m loss in Q1 2012

The numbers are in and they aren't looking good. Today Motorola Mobility announced their earnings report for Q1 of 2012 and so far they aren't off to a great start. Between the looming Google acquisition and slumps in sales things are a little shaky, but not too bad. While their overall numbers reported a decently large loss their mobile hardware and smartphone division is still doing pretty good.

Motorola hardware division sell off by Google is unlikely

The acquisition by Google of Motorola Mobility is still not a done deal, even though it's approaching the 1 year mark since we first learned of the acquisition. Already we've started seeing tons of rumors regarding Google's plans, and recently reported Google could sell Moto's hardware division to Huawei. According to new details from DigiTimes that isn't the case and Google won't be selling any part of Motorola.
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